Welcome to England's only true mountain forest
Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.
Set within the Lake District, a World Heritage Site, Whinlatter has unrivalled views across Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick. It is also home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District.
The Lakes are a dramatic and unique landscape which has been formed through man’s activities, such as forestry and land management. This landscape has inspired many of the world’s greatest artists, writers and thinkers.
We do not allow camping or overnight stays in the forest or any of the car parks in Whinlatter Forest
At a glance
- 9 walking trails
- 3 cycling trails
- 2 Running trails - 5k & 10k
- Play areas
- Visitor Information & Forest Shop
- Go Ape
- Bike hire
- Tramper/mobility scooter hire